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Tragic drama and modern society : a sociology of dramatic form from 1880 to the present

Author: John Orr
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1989.
Series: Edinburgh studies in culture and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A study that examines the relationship between tragic drama of the late 19th and 20th centuries and present-day society. The author's theories are presented with excerpts from relevant plays, such as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Orr, John, 1943-
Tragic drama and modern society.
Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1989
(OCoLC)598143935
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Orr
ISBN: 0333464583 9780333464588 0333464591 9780333464595
OCLC Number: 18416274
Notes: Previous edition: 1981.
Description: [xix, 320] pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The achievement of Henrik Ibsen: Ibsen's Norway; wilderness against civilization; the noble against the bourgeois - women against marriage; the synthesis - John Gabriel Borkman. Part 2 Directions from Ibsen - Russia and Germany: the everyday and the transient in Chekhov's tragedy; Germany's political theatre - the rise and fall of historical tragedy. Part 3 The Irish renaissance: tragic nobility and national awakening; Sean O'Casey - the shadow of a city. Part 4 American tragedy and the American dream: Eugene O'Neill - the living tragedy, - the life remembered; Williams and Miller - the Cold War and the renewal of tragedy; Sam Shepard - the tragicomedy of the active victim.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in culture and society.
Responsibility: John Orr.

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